Our Company

Materials science is in our DNA.

The pursuit of our vision has compelled us to align our businesses into a focused, customer-driven company that specializes in materials science. Our in-depth pool of expertise and global scale enable us to deliver insights, innovative products and intelligent solutions to customers all over the world.

Heritage

The Avery Dennison story begins in 1935, with just a few spare parts, one very bright idea and a $100 loan. Ray Stanton (“Stan”) Avery, a struggling clerk in Los Angeles, invented a smarter way for stores to price their products, then went on to pioneer the labeling industry. With a few simple materials—primarily used machine parts and a saber saw—Stan created and patented the first self-adhesive, die-cut labeling machine. His practical genius would ultimately yield eighteen patents and establish Avery Adhesives as the company that transformed how brands and businesses deliver information. In 1990, Avery International merged with Dennison Manufacturing to become Avery Dennison. Today, we manufacture and distribute labeling and packaging materials in over 50 countries and employ more than 30,000 people. The flexibility and responsiveness afforded by our company's global footprint enables us to service our customers at key points throughout their supply chain. In just over 80 years we have grown from one bright idea into a global corporation that continues to set new standards for quality and innovation in materials science.

What We Do

Avery Dennison manufactures and distributes display graphics, labeling and packaging materials, retail graphic embellishments and RFID tags that companies around the world use to engage customers and efficiently manage their inventories. Our products are virtually everywhere you look, providing a crucial thread in the fabric of global commerce.

We sustain Stan Avery's spirit of curiosity through research, invention and development of new materials science products and processes. Our expertise in high-speed manufacturing, information display and management, logistics, branding, graphics and packaging enables us to impact a wide array of markets—from consumer packaged goods and apparel to transportation, architecture and healthcare.

Global Markets

Avery Dennison's extensive experience in our core businesses allows us to purchase, process, and deliver needed materials to key points in our customers' supply chains with rapid and globally consistent execution. 

We now employ approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries with reported sales in 2017 of $6.6 billion.

Business Summary

Label and Graphic Materials

label and graphic materials

Label and Packaging Materials

We’re a global team of service-obsessed, relentlessly curious inventors, engineers, and material makers. We have a pioneering tradition of science-based innovation and corporate citizenship. Our label solutions help customers worldwide sell products, increase efficiencies and be more sustainable.

Graphics Solutions

Avery Dennison sets the industry standard in vinyl graphic design and automotive wrap graphics worldwide. From architectural design to vehicle wraps and fleets, our graphic solutions promote creativity and deliver the highest performance for your brand.

Reflective Solutions

From technical service to reflective printing, our Avery Dennison Reflective Solutions experts help you get the job done while exceeding industry safety specifications.

Retail Branding and Information Solutions

retail branding and information solutions

Retail Branding and Information Solutions

Avery Dennison RBIS provides end-to-end solutions for some of the most exciting brands, prominent retailers, and state-of-the-art manufacturers in the apparel and footwear industry.

RFID

As the world’s largest UHF RFID partner, Avery Dennison RFID brings advanced efficiency, reliability, and accuracy to global supply chains with our industry-leading solutions and technologies.

Printer Solutions

Our Printer Solutions is committed to providing customers with innovative and sustainable printer and labeler products that enhance supply chain performance.

Industrial Healthcare and Materials

industrial and healthcare materials

Performance Tapes

Avery Dennison Performance Tapes is a world-class operation focused on developing and manufacturing high performance pressure-sensitive tapes and adhesive solutions for a broad range of applications, providing innovative technologies, adhesive platforms and products.  

Fastener Solutions

Elevating brands through innovative fastening solutions that communicate brand message and increase consumer appeal and perceived value.

Vancive Medical Technologies

Vancive Medical Technologies develops new technology in partnership with healthcare market leaders around the world. Our approach revolves around four key attributes: We are research-driven, customer-focused, technologically advanced and globally integrated.

Our Global Reach

30,000+
Employees
50+
Countries
100+
Operations
6
Continents